John Tyler Elementary School
3649 Hartford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23707
Phone: (757) 393-8879
Fax: (757) 393-5876

 
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE


Welcome to John Tyler. We are a school with an outstanding faculty and staff who are committed to providing a student-centered environment where students will academically succeed.

                     - Ms. Heidi M. Lewis
                                      Principal

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Upcoming Events

Celebrating our volunteers and our Principal at the Annual PTA DinnerCongratulations to Heather Neal, JTES Teacher of the Year!JTES is Fully Accredited!We like to recognize our Tigers with Positive Behavior Referrals!Our Dancing Tigers have all the right moves!Career Day included a visit from Portsmouth Police Department's Mounted Patrol!John Tyler's Chorus received a top rating on their performance!Our History Bowl team competed at the 16th Annual History Bowl

Celebrating our volunteers and our Principal at the Annual PTA Dinner

Congratulations to Heather Neal, JTES Teacher of the Year!

JTES is Fully Accredited!

We like to recognize our Tigers with Positive Behavior Referrals!

Our Dancing Tigers have all the right moves!

Career Day included a visit from Portsmouth Police Department's Mounted Patrol!

John Tyler's Chorus received a top rating on their performance!

Our History Bowl team competed at the 16th Annual History Bowl

Announcements

Important Dates:

Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Sneak Peek: Meet Your Teacher Event!
Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 
6:00 pm WATCH DOGS Kickoff Cookout
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - First Day of School 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm -PTA Meeting and Open House


New School Time...8:35 am - 3:25 pm
We will open doors at 8:15 and class promptly starts at 8:35 am!!!


Our Before/After Care provider for the 2019-20 school year will be AlphaBest! 
Click here for more information!
Alpha Best Before and After Care Flyer


Ms. Lewis, Principal of the Year

Kim Jones, Winner of President's Cup and PTA Volunteer of the Year


Join OUR TEAM - JOIN the JTES PTA for only $5.00

SCHOOL HOURS
  
John Tyler Elementary School's regular hours are from 8:35 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.  Children are dismissed at 12:55 p.m. on early release days.

BREAKFAST
​Breakfast starts daily at 8:15 a.m.

DRINK SMART TO PLAY HARD
Choose drinks with less added sugar. Teach kids how to recognize drinks that are high in added sugars. Encourage them to choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. Kids should drink 2 to 3 cups of low-fat (1%) or fat-free milk a day, depending on age. 

CHOOSE MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES 

Offer kids fruits and vegetables during meals and snacks. Try new fruits and veggies together as a family. 

LIMIT SCREEN TIME 

Help kids discover fun ways to stay busy and active this summer. Limit TV and video game time to no more than 1-2 hours a day. 

GET ACTIVE
Kids need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Help your family get moving with games, dancing, and more

 

Join Our PTA


PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. Today's PTA is comprised of 5 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. We speak with one voice for every child.

Today, the issues affecting our children extend beyond their individual schools. The PTA's nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation. This mission is unique to the PTA. Learn more here.

To join, please contact Mrs. Kim Jones


Vision Statement

It is the vision of John Tyler Elementary School to fulfill our mandate as a public school, helping students attain the highest possible standards as established by our school board and our state.

In recognizing the need for a strong academic base, teachers (and staff) will stress skills in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and technology. The arts and physical education will be recognized for their importance in the development of the whole individual.


We Believe

  • We believe our school should provide a quality education for all students.
  • We believe in the important contribution parents, volunteers, and community partners can make, and we actively seek their participation in providing a quality program.
  • We believe our school should be a place where each student leaves with a sense of accomplishment and a desire to return the next day.

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